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Pyaaz Ka Raita/Onion Raita [Onion-Yogurt Dip] and Awards !!!

Raita is a very popular side dish served with Indian food. It is typically made from yogurt/curd with your choice of vegetables and herbs. Onion raita, comes very handy when other vegetables are not in your pantry. Onion is something you will find in everybody's kitchen!


Red Onion - 1 medium [thinly slice them in the form of rings]
Dahi/Indian curd or Yogurt - 1 cup
Black salt [kala namak] - to taste
Red chili powder - to taste
Roasted cumin seeds powder (zeera powder)
Sugar - just enough to lightly sweeten the raita

For Tempering

Black mustard seeds [Rai] - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 6-7
MDH Kashmiri chili powder - 1/2 tsp [this adds color to the raita]
Canola Oil - 1tsp

  • Beat the curd/yogurt with hand beater to get rid of lumps
  • Add black salt, red chillies powder, cumin seeds powder and sugar. Adjust the taste
  • Now add thinly sliced onion rings [its important to thinly slice the onions. Thick onion slices don't taste that well]
  • Mix it gently and keep it aside
Prepare the tadka [tempering]
  • Heat oil in a deep spoon. When the oil is hot add mustard seeds, once they start popping , add curry leaves.
  • Immediately take the spoon off the stove, add kashmiri red chili powder and pour the tadka (tempering mix) in the raita
  • Serve it with coconut - mint rice


Smitha said…
Thanks for the award Renu. Means alot. Iloved the pic for the mint-coconut rice very much
Sanghi said…
Yummy raita renu..!
Pavithra said…
Congrats on ur award renu... Good to know more abt you dear.. thanks so much for passing it to me .. really so happy to receive it. Just add it to my award list since I have already posted the tag.. Thanks dear
Divya Vikram said…
This sounds like a delicious and simple dip!
Congrats on your award. Nice to know about you.
Renu said…
thank you girls...
Sharmilee! :) said…
Simple yet comforting sidedish! Congrats on ur award Renu!
Anonymous said…
Nice to know more abt u!
Vrinda said…
Congrats on ur award Renu and thanx a lot for thinking of me...Yummy onion raita,i lov onions in any way even raw...
Parita said…
Raita looks yummmm, congratulations on your awards, well written meme..
Sushma Mallya said…
hi renu...congraz on ur award..was nice reading abt u as a nice blog ....and raitha really looks delicious and simple...
Varunavi said…
Thanx for the award renu and i did the tag before on my blog,do check it

I love this raita,we do it when they are no veggies.

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